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A new Performing Arts Centre was built next to the existing school’s buildings at Nottingham Girls School for use by the school to stage both large- and small-scale productions, as well as for assemblies, lectures and other occasions.

Part of the specification was for a tension wire grid to be installed over the 260-seat auditorium. Cablenet was chosen to fulfil this important role, providing safe, high-level access for both pupils and teaching staff.

At the time of installation a lot of construction work was taking place at ground level. Hence we worked from a scaffold deck which provided an intermediate floor on which we could build the grid, prior to lifting it in place.

The installation comprised one Cablenet grid 10m x 8.15m.

The theatre consultants for the School were Carr and Angier. Balfour Beatty were the main contractor.

Key features

  • Single tension wire grid 10m x 8.15m
  • Installation in new-build arts centre
  • Constructed on intermediate scaffold deck, then lifted into place

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Tension Wire Grid Installation: Nottingham Girls School

Why choose Cablenet for your tension wire grid system?

We can install Cablenet in new buildings or retro-fit to old; we can construct it in virtually any size or shape; and, using the experience we’ve gained since first introducing the system more than 20 years ago, we can design it to provide an economical solution to even the most challenging of building layouts.

  • Custom-design and manufacture for your venue
  • Any shape or size, with movable / removable sections as required
  • Load capacity to suit requirements and designed to support a number of people
  • No side-load on buildings - suspended from  hangers or supported by brackets
  • Design, manufacture, installation, inspection,  certification
  • Unparalleled expertise: four decades’ experience across four continents
  • Liaison with architects and design teams from concept to installation
  • Sympathetic blending into existing architectural features